New Year 2021 Event

Bring in 2021 with the Pokémon GO New Year Event!


Pokémon GO’s New Year 2021 event starts on December 31, 2020 and lasts until January 4, 2021. This year it we are  starting off the New Year with the adorable Slowpoke and pals, a metric ton of bonuses, raids, event themed eggs, costume Pokémon and event exclusive spawns.


Event Details



Happy 2020 from Slowpoke! Wait, no—it’ll be 2021 in just a few days. Turns out Slowpoke is late to the game as always. For this year’s New Year’s event, you can expect new costumed Pokémon (like a Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses) and new avatar items, as well as the return of some familiar Pokémon wearing party hats.’

Date and Time

  • The event will start Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 10:00 p.m.
  • Runs until Monday, January 4, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. local time


There are several bonuses happening during this event! We will have the following:

  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Hatch Stardust
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when eggs are placed in an incubator during this time

Featured Pokémon

A variety of Pokémon will be wearing festive costumes to celebrate the new year!

Costume Slowpoke and Slowbro

Slowpoke Slowbro

Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses will be appearing in the wild, in field research tasks, in raids, and will be hatching from 2 km Eggs. Evolve Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses to get a Slowbro wearing 2021 glasses!

Costume Pichu, Pikachu & Raichu

Pichu Pikachu Raichu

Pichu wearing a New Year’s hat will be hatching from 2 km eggs. Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat will be appearing in the wild and in field research tasks. You can also get one by evolving a Pichu wearing a New Year’s hat. Evolve Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat to get a Raichu wearing a New Year’s hat!

Hatching from eggs


Wynaut will be hatching from 2 km eggs. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Wynaut!

One Star Raids

Raticate Wobbuffet Wurmple

Raticate, Wobbuffet, and Wurmple wearing party hats will be appearing in one-star raids, along with Klink and Espurr.

Klink Espurr

Field Research


Eevee wearing a party hat will be available as a field research reward encounter.

Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokemon Pikachu with a New Year’s hat (s)
Catch 10 Pokemon Eevee with a party hat (s?)
Catch 20 Pokemon Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses (s)

New Avatar Items

Dress up for 2021! Beginning on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), the 2021 Glasses and the New Year’s Party Hat avatar items will be available in the in-app shop.

New Discount Boxes

Three new boxes are available in the in-game store. All three boxes contain different items during the event, and each is geared towards a different playstyle:

Special Box

480 Poké Coins

  • 2x Premium Battle Pass
  • 1x Star Piece
  • 3x Super Incubator
  • 30x Poké Ball

Ultra Box

1480 Poké Coins

  • 16x Premium Battle Pass
  • 6x Super Incubator
  • 4x Incense
  • 4x Star Piece

Adventure Box

1480 Poké Coins

  • 16x Super Incubator
  • 4x Regular Incubator
  • 4x Star Piece
  • 4x Incense

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